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, i've heard 40 to 45 chris cal patients and many other carted off to different hospitals. they're backup generator wasn't working. but for now, thank you very much. >> thank you, piers. >> i want to bring mayor from philadelphia, welcome. >> how are you? >> we hear philly is getting a good batterying right now, is that right? >> we've got a significant amount of rain coming down, winds fairly high and water on the delaware we're particularly concerned about with coastal flooding. philly is a city with two rivers, so we're worried about the other as well. >> i've talked to lots of mayors and governors and so on. can anything prepare you for this magnitude? have you experienced anything quite like this? >> i've never experienced anything like this in my it's a new neek storm. you put your plans in place where you're going to have your people positioned. you monitor them. we set up shelters for folks. we've been planning for this and also messaging to the public for a number of days to get people ready for it. just a year ago we had the irene experience. fairly significant amount
in the caribbean. >> it's become a fairly. cal scene in places hit hard. the roads flooded, water rising almost above the cars, approximately five hours ago this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the united states. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of 16 million people from virginia to massachusetts. >> we to want go back to new york and show you this crane that is just swinging above west 57th street. it's connected to a skyscraper. it's not complete. it's the 70th floor so far, going up to 90. one57. it snapped earlier today and now the boom is just swinging over that community. some areas have been evacuated, fearing it could fall. nobody knows if that's going to happen and when. let's go to meteorologist ivan cabrera with us now on this superstorm. the worst is over for new jersey and new york, is that safe to say? and who's getting the brunt of this right now? >> i don't think it is safe to say at this point. i think for the remainder of the night we'll have dangerous winds out the
the governor actual ly makes the cal and requests their assistance. there could be an expanded role for the states. and i'll give you an example. after katrina, new york national guard people went down to the gulf to help. we don't have a mechanism to coordinate interstate help where one state can help the others. it's largely ad hoc. you call up a governor and say if you need something. there is where the states can play a larger role. >> you heard the reporter shouting questions to the governor. he has been asked many, many times and he does not say what his position is on fema. one of the reasons is because he has talked about cutting domestic spending dramatically but has not towelly said here is what would happen to fema. he hasn't spelled out his position on fema. >> under a romney administration, f mechlt a will be dramatically and drastically cut. and this kind of disaster demonstrates why we need a very strong federal response. the big difference between democrats and republicans. >> you're not looking at it right now. >> there will be billions of dollars poured from the go
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